Secondary School Placement

The Fenn Upper School (grades eight and nine) is designed to build on skills nurtured in earlier grades and to prepare boys well for the demands of challenging secondary school curricula. Our rigorous academic program, emphasizing the development of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, combined with our wide range of extra-curricular activities that stress the importance of leadership in athletics, arts, and service, enables Fenn graduates to find success in high school, college, and life.

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While many boys choose to attend public school after Fenn, the great majority of our students apply and matriculate to independent schools. Each year a high percentage of boys are accepted to their first choice schools; as admission to top-tier schools has become increasingly competitive, Fenn has maintained its commitment to providing an excellent foundation on which to build at the high school level.

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The Secondary School Placement Office supports students and families through both the public and private school placement processes and ultimately seeks to match Fenn graduates with appropriate secondary schools in terms of academic potential, talents, skills, and interests.

Fenn alumni have an exemplary record of leadership at their next schools as student government officials, captains of athletic teams, recipients of visual and performing art awards, and organizers of community service initiatives. We take pride in the success of our graduates whose achievements are often noted by secondary schools, and we keep close ties with these young men through our active Alumni Association.

Schools enrolling Fenn 8th and 9th Graders 2011-2015

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (9)
Arlington Catholic High School (1)
Avon Old Farms School (1)
Beaver Country Day School (1)
Belmont High School (1)
Belmont Hill School (9)
Boston College High School (2)
Boston University Academy (2)
Brooks School (6)
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (2)
Cambridge School of Weston (3)
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School (1)
Commonwealth School (4)
Concord Academy (33)
Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (49)
Cushing Academy (1)
Deerfield Academy (5)
Dexter School (1)
Governor's Academy (4)
Groton School (18)
Gyeonggi Suwon International School (1)
Holderness School (5)
Hotchkiss School (2)
Kent School (2)
Kimball Union Academy (3)
Lawrence Academy (23)
Lexington High School (4)
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (4)

Lowell High School (1)
Maynard High School (3)
Medford High School (1)
Middlesex School (31)
Milton Academy (4)
Nashoba Regional High School (3)
Noble & Greenough School (6)
North Shore Country Day School (1)
Northfield-Mt. Hermon School (1)
Phillips Academy, Andover (13)
Phillips Exeter Academy (3)
Pingree School (1)
Pomfret School (3)
Rivers School (10)
Roxbury Latin School (1)
St. George's School (5)
St. John's High School (1)
St. Margaret's Episcopal School (1)
St. Mark’s School (20)
St. Paul’s School (2)
St. Sebastian’s School (3)
Suffield Academy (1)
Tewksbury High School (1)
Thayer Academy (1)
Williston Northampton School (1)
Winchester High School (1)
Woodside Priory School (1)
Xaverian Brothers High School (1)


Ready to get in touch with us? We'd love to talk with you and set up a time for you to come see for yourself what a Fenn education can do for your son.


Time to hit the send button? We are here to help you with the application process for your son. Please submit your application by January 31st, and we will be touch with more information. 


Fenn relies on its loyal community to sustain this wonderful place of learning for young boys. Your gift to Fenn today ensures the Fenn of tomorrow.

An Independent Day School
for Boys Grades 4-9

516 Monument Street, Concord, MA 01742

Tel: (978) 369-5800 Email:

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